'A panoramic history of exhibitions, 1600 - 1862.' Encyclopedic account of every kind of published exhibition in London from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Describes the growth of museums; showmen with strange sights; the eidophusikon; panoramas; dioramas; optical and mechanical shows like the cosmorama, phantasmagoria, magic lantern shows; scientific displays, including the panopticon; wild beast shows; the Great Exhibition; art shows; photography. Fully illustrated in black and white.

Item number 42476
Category Book
Type Panorama
Dimensions length 257mm; breadth 255mm; thickness 35mm
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people Richard D. Altick (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection